So, as I draw to a close on reading the book, I wanted to draw out six wrong conclusions Osteen shares about being a Christian. Read on for the drama.
Where Did Osteen Go Wrong?
Joel Osteen went wrong when he decided to become a life-enhancement preacher.
On any given sunday at Lakewood. . . Joel Osteen’s church. . .you’ll hear a pulpit full of the abundant life gospel: try a little harder and luxuries galore will fall into your lap.
Unfortunately, Osteen’s dead wrong.
When we become Christians–born again believers–God doesn’t promise a life of ease. Just the opposite.
Read the rest at http://fallenandflawed.com
Susan: "Is he--quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting [him]."
Mrs. Beaver: "That you will, dearie, and make no mistake...if there's anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they're either braver than most or else just silly."
Susan: "Then he isn't safe?"
Mr. Beaver: "Safe?... Don't you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about being safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good."
Prosperity and safety in this life are not guarantees found anywhere near the gospel but we can rest assured that His will is good.